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Australia on the psychiatrist’s couch, with Dr Tanveer Ahmed

20 July 2023

3:00 AM

20 July 2023

3:00 AM

Society’s approach to mental health is, well, healthier than it was in the past. The stiff upper lip, suck it up, ‘be a man’ mentality has been replaced by a more open and accepting conversation around depression, anxiety and trauma.

However, this evolution has also brought with it some troubling consequences: an unhealthy ennoblement of victimhood, difficulty instilling resilience in young people and a fear of uncomfortable truth’s that need to be spoken.

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